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Summary

  1. Novak Djokovic end Kyle Edmund's US Open run
  2. Top seed Djokovic wins 6-2 6-1 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals
  3. France's Lucas Pouille beats Rafael Nadal in fifth-set tie-break
  4. Second seed Angelique Kerber sees off Petra Kvitova 6-3 7-5
  5. Anastasija Sevastova beats Johanna Konta 6-4 7-5

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Edmund on court at 02:00 BST

Kyle Edmund
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Of course there is still another Briton gunning for the quarter-finals today in New York.

Kyle Edmund goes up against world number one and defending champion Novak Djokovic at 02:00 BST tomorrow morning.

See you back here for live radio commentary.

Bye for now.

Fun fact: Sevastova lost to Konta in the last Grand Slam match she played before retiring in 2013. That was a QR1 match at the AO.

Yep, Anastasija Sevastova is on her second go at a professional tennis career having grown disillusioned, dropped out, done a university course, a bit of coaching and finally rekindled her enthusiasm enough for a bit of a comeback.

Swiss world number 15 Timea Bacinsinszky took a similar break from the sport. A dose of the life outside the bubble seems to work wonders for some players.

Konta out of US Open

Konta 4-6 5-7 Sevastova

Anastasija Sevestova interviews like she plays. No messing around, she tells the on-court mic woman several times that she just had to keep fighting.

She will play either Madison Keys or Caroline Wozniacki next.

Game, set and match

Konta 4-6 5-7 Sevastova

Anastasija Sevastova opens up 15-40 and another two match points. She only needs the one as Johanna Konta floats long.

The Latvian is a deserved winner. She has made all the running and the points were living and dying on her racquet.

Konta was out of sorts, but she was not allowed to get back into her groove with Sevastova nipping at her heels.

Anastasija Sevastova celebrates
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*Konta 4-6 5-6 Sevastova

When the scoreboard is not showing a match point in her favour, Anastasija Sevastova's composure and concentration are unshakeable.

She comes through some high-pressure points once again to keep her nose in front and swing the spotlight back onto Johanna Konta.

Konta holds

Konta 4-6 5-5 *Sevastova

Konta lives to fight another game at least.

Konta saves second match point, deuce

*Konta 4-6 4-5 Sevastova

A second match point for Anastasija Sevastova goes down the swanny as the Latvian hits a twitchy forehand return long.

There is a mild-to-moderate case of white-line fever here.

Anastasija Sevastova
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Konta taken to deuce

*Konta 4-6 4-5 Sevastova

Johanna Konta sees 40-0 disappear to deuce in a twinkle.

Suddenly she is just two points away from defeat once again.

Konta breaks

*Konta 4-6 4-5 Sevastova

The margins are cigarette paper thin at this level. Just ask Dan Evans.

The crowd are cheering in anticipation as Anastasija Sevastova prepares to serve but Johanna Konta sees off match point with a whopper of a return.

Sevastova looks on the brink of tears as she finds herself break point down instead.

Konta loops a delicious half-volley lob over the top and in to seal the game and possibly start a full meltdown from the Latvian.

Johanna Konta
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Sevastova breaks

Konta 4-6 3-5 *Sevastova

Anastasija Sevastova drifts over a drop-shot as silent and deadly as the Grim Reaper to bring up break point at 30-40.

Konta forced onto the defensive in the next point and loops up a smash that Sevastova has to retreat to reach, but should bury.

Instead it goes wide from the Latvian.

Cue brow wrinkles and deep as plough furrows from Sevastova.

Another chance from deuce. But again she fails to convert.

Third time is the charm as she wallops away a drive volley that seemed to hang over her for an age.

Sevastova will serve for the match next.

Anastasija Sevastova
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Konta breaks

*Konta 4-6 3-4 Sevastova

Johanna Konta racks up three break points at 0-40.

Anastasija Sevastova dons her cape and saved two of them, but the British number one closes off the angles at the net behind a bolshy forehand and punches away the final volley of the game.

Johanna Konta
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Konta 4-6 2-4 *Sevastova

Another break there and I think it would have been time to amputate Johanna Konta from this competition.

The Briton keeps her cards on the table though.

Can she get Anastasija Sevastova's nerves jangling? The Latvian did not look at home as the frontrunner in the first set.

Johanna Konta returns
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*Konta 4-6 1-4 Sevastova

Anastasija Sevastova locks on to her groundstrokes and - after streaking a forehand just wide on the point before - nails the game to the ground with an outright winner.

Clear blue water on the scoreboard. And Konta's coach Esteban Carril looks ready to leap the barrier to try and impart some advice to his charge.

Sevastova breaks

Konta 4-6 1-3 *Sevastova

Serves lost at sea.

Johanna Konta is broken again and Anastasija noses ahead on the scoreboard once again.

Anastasija Sevastova
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Konta breaks

*Konta 4-6 1-2 Sevastova

Topsy turvy, twisting and turning.

This narrative heads off in another direction.

Anastasija Sevastova coughs up her serve straight away after taking the early break in the second set.

Both players are someway short of their best. The first one to pull it together for a decent spell will probably be into the last 16. 

Anastasija Sevastova
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Sevastova breaks

Konta 4-6 0-2 *Sevastova

Johanna Konta is really staring at the rough end of the scoreboard now.

Her serve - usually a reliable supply of free points - has run dry and Anastasija Sevastova takes advantage and the break.

Konta came through to win from an on-court collapse in the last round. This will require similar guts.

Johanna Konta
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*Konta 4-6 0-1 Sevastova

When she catches it sweetly, the ball comes off Anastasija Sevastova's strings with sound of a sniper rifle.

The Latvian percussive hitting is setting the soundtrack to the match so far.

She blasts her way out to the game from deuce. Johanna Konta needs to impose herself on this match and soon.

Belief is ballooning in Sevastova.

Anastasija Sevastova
AP

Game and first set

Konta 4-6 Sevastova

Johanna Konta is going to have to do this the long way round.

Anastasija Sevastova whips away a winner to seal her second set point and this time it is a squeal of delight rather than rage.

A pumped-up opponent in the deflated atmosphere of quarter-full Arthur Ashe, this is a real test for Konta.

Johanna Konta
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Konta breaks

*Konta 4-5 Sevastova

Johanna Konta wins a tickly exchange of drop-shots to bring up a third break point, guessing right and tapping into open court.

Anastasija is bubbling like Vesuvius. 

She strafes a forehand into the doubles alley and edges a little closer to eruption as the set moves level once more.

Long of talent, short of fuse. That always makes for an interesting afternoon.

Johanna Konta
AP

Sevastova saves two break points, deuce

Konta 3-5 *Sevastova

You always sensed that might happened.

Anastasija Sevastova drifts a routine backhhand long to offer up 15-40 and two break points.

That was less expected.

Johanna Konta can't take either.

Deuce.

Sevastova breaks

Konta 3-5 *Sevastova

or should that be Johanna Konta breaks herself.

A runt of a service game from the British number one just when the opening set is getting to its pointy end.

Sevastova will serve for the set next.

*Konta 3-4 Sevastova

Anastasija Sevastova is tighter strung than her racquet head.

Every point won is met with a grimace and grit of the teeth. 

Every one lost is met with a string of angry Latvian and dagger looks into the stands at her box.

Her mood darkens like a tropical storm as she is pegged back from 40-0 to deuce, but Konta bops a backhand wide to fold out of the game and keep her opponent from full implosion.

Anastasija Sevastova
EPA

Konta 3-3 *Sevastova

Anastasija Sevastova is suffering a little out there.

The Latvian seems to have suffered a tweak somewhere in her lower half that is restricting her movement.

There are a few pointed looks from her over towards her box as Johanna Konta restores scoreboard parity.

Anastasija Sevastova
EPA

Konta breaks

*Konta 2-3 Sevastova

Those three break points that Anastasija Sevastova squandered in the fourth game are only rising in value on the first-set stock exchange.

Johanna Konta carries the momentum from that salvage job into the next game and rolls over Sevastova's tee-off to put us back on serve.

The wind is behind the Briton.

Johanna Konta
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Konta holds

Konta 1-3 *Sevastova

Johana Konta completes her escape and spits a pumped-up shout of "C'mon" down the other end.

That is a little spice for the stew that Anastasija Sevastova is in after missing three break points.

Konta is late to the party, but, just a break, has enough time to turn around the tanker of this first set.

Johana Konta
EPA

Konta saves three break points, deuce

*Konta 0-3 Sevastova

Well, well, well.

Anastasija Sevastova is chopping and slicing for all she is worth and the change of rhythm is causing a glitch in Johanna Konta's game.

The British number one is 0-40 adrift and has three double-break points to defend.

Konta slips her shackles via a delicious measured dropper and a Sevastova cross-court pass that fails to dip as its owner would like.

Johanna Konta
EPA

*Konta 0-3 Sevastova

Anastasija Sevastova is making herself very at home on Flushing Meadows' front room.

A crackerjack inside-out forehand skids away for a clean winner that Johanna Konta watches with her eyes, but does not bother to move any other muscles for.

That is the game to 30 and the Latvian clenches her fist towards her players' box.

Johanna Konta
AP

Sevastova breaks

Konta 0-2 *Sevastova

Johanna Konta's pre-serve routine involves a big exaggerated ball bounce. Very showy. Whatever gets you in the zone.

She does not seem to be quite in the groove though.

She dumps a forehand long as Anastasija Sevastova calls her into the net with a snake of a drop-shot to offer up two break points at 15-40.

Sevastova converts the first.

If you are going to drop serve, this is the end of the match to do so.

Anastasija Sevastova
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*Konta 0-1 Sevastova

Anastasija Sevastova is in trouble at love thirty adrift, but he shapes up sharpish to see her way through.

Johanna Konta plonks long over the back to let her off the hook.

It is hardly a cauldron of atmosphere on Arthur Ashe. Attendance for the first match of the day is patchy and the new roof means that half the court is in shadow, the other in bright sunshine.

Johanna Konta
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Sevastova to serve

A peach of a day in New York - twenty three degrees, the hot dog stands just warming up to for lunch.

You can listen to this one live at the top of this page, with Russell Fuller calling the shots on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

Anastasija Sevastova to serve.

Getting to know Sevastova

Anastasija Sevastova.
AP

Johanna Konta has just made her way to the main stage, closely followed by Anastasija Sevastova.

What do we know about the vowel-hungry Latvian standing in Konta's way today?

Well, she disposed of third seed Garbine Muguruza in the second round to make the rest of the draw sit up and take note.

Her run into Flushing Meadows gave little sign of that unset however. She lost in the second round at New Haven and in qualifying in Cincinnati.

She has never been beyond the last 16 at a Grand Slam.

Looking ahead

Konta v Sevastova

The 25-year-old's rise and rise over the last 18 months has been the unexpected sleeper hit in British tennis' recent revival.

Should she negotiate today's meeting with Latvian world number 48 Anastasija Sevastova then she will be into a last eight meeting with either home-crowd favourite Madison Keys or former world number one Caroline Wozniacki.

Both of those stink of night-session drama.

Konta opening up play on Ashe

Konta v Sevastova

Johanna Konta
Rex Features

Two years ago at the US Open, Johanna Konta bowed out with barely a whimper, going down in straight sets to world number 155 Shahar Peer.

Just twelve months ago at Flushing Meadows, she had to make her way through three rounds of qualifying to make the main draw.

In 2016, she is the 13th seed and opening up play on Arthur Ashe on the middle Sunday. 

And frankly it would have been a disappointment had she done anything less.